One of YouTube’s most popular gaming creators Jacksepticeye, with 27 million subscribers, has announced that his annual charity stream, Thanksmas, will return for the fourth year this holiday season.
This year’s event will benefit New Story, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending global homelessness by utilizing new technology, such as 3D printing, to construct low-cost housing. On World Homeless Day, Jacksepticeye, whose real name is Sean McLoughlin, announced the return of his charity venture.
McLoughlin’s stream, which is set for December 11th, will be co-produced by Real Good Touring and powered by Tiltify, a creator fundraising platform. Any other YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, or TikTok creators can sign up on the Thanksmas campaign page from December 1 -13 to help raise funds for the larger charity effort.
The top five fundraisers will be invited to visit one of the communities built with the proceeds in Latin America. There will also be tiers of rewards for donors, such as quarterly content following the families who have been helped and the ability to name streets or buildings in the New Story communities.
McLoughlin and the other Thankmas participants raised $4.7 million last year to support Red Nose Day’s efforts to combat child poverty. During a Hope From Home stream in April 2020, he raised over $1.9 million for COVID-19 relief efforts, and in 2019, he headlined a Charity: Water fundraising stream for ‘World Water Day.’